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San Antonio class rendering

The interior configuration of the United States Navy's San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock shows features common to most LPDs

An amphibious transport dock, also called a landing platform/dock (LPD), is an amphibious warfare ship, a warship that embarks, transports, and lands elements of a landing force for expeditionary warfare missions.[1] Several navies currently operate this kind of ship. The ships are generally designed to transport troops into a war zone by sea, primarily using landing craft, although invariably they also have the capability to operate transport helicopters.

Amphibious transport docks perform the mission of amphibious transports, amphibious cargo ships, and the older LPDs by incorporating both a flight deck and a well deck that can be ballasted and deballasted to support landing craft or amphibious vehicles.

LPD ClassesEdit

In serviceEdit

Country Class In service Commissioned Length Displacement (mt)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China Type 071 (Yuzhao)[2] 3 2007 210 m (690 ft) 20,000
Flag of France.svg France Foudre 2 (1 with Chile) 1990 168 m (551 ft) 12,000 Siroco toulon
Flag of India.svg India Austin 1 2007 173.7 m (570 ft) 16,600 USS Trenton LPD-14 fleetweek2004
Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia Makassar 4 2007 122 m (400 ft) 11,394 Kri makassar-590
Flag of Italy.svg Italy San Giorgio 3 1987 133 m (436 ft) 7,980 San Giusto L9894
Flag of Japan.svg Japan Ōsumi 3 1998 178 m (584 ft) 14,000 OsumiNagasaki
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Rotterdam 2 1997 166 m (545 ft) 12,750 (Rotterdam)
16,800 (Johan de Witt)
Johan de Wit L801
Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore Endurance 5 (1 with Thailand) 2000 141 m (463 ft) 8,500 Singapore Strait Passing warship
Flag of Spain.svg Spain Galicia 2 1998 166 m (545 ft) 13,815 Buque de asalto anfibio(L-51) Galicia santander
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom Albion 2 2003 176 m (577 ft) 19,560 HMS Bulwark midships
United States Austin 3 (1 with India) 1965 173 m (568 ft) 16,914 Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk of HSL-41 flies over USS Denver (LPD-9) on 30 September 1997 (970930-N-0000U-016)
San Antonio 6 2006 208 m (682 ft) 24,900 Combined Task Force 151 - 090112-N-7918H-499

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